Countdown The Holidays With These Fun-Filled Advent Calendars

best advent calendars

The advent calendar appeal is simple: It’s a single item that delivers a healthy dose of holiday cheer every day leading up to Christmas. And whether you are gifting a finicky friend or treating yo’self, these days you can find sets filled with popular beauty products, luxurious candles, unique treats, and even booze. So, to get you in the spirit, we’ve rounded up the best advent calendars of 2018. Let the countdown begin!

best advent calendars

The Ritual of Advent Calendar Gift Set ($89;

The festive advent calendar from Rituals is like a spa day in a box, packed with 24 of the brand’s bestselling body creams, soothing shower foams, skin care essentials, and luxurious candles.

best advent calendars

Wine Advent Calendar ($170;

With a mix of reds, whites, and sparkling wines from award-winning vineyards around the world, this adult advent calendar is the perfect way to countdown the holidays. Behind each of the 12 doors is a half bottle to sipped solo or shared with someone special.

best advent calendars

Happy Farms Preferred Cheese Advent Calendar ($13; Aldi stores)

The brand’s first cheese calendar released in the U.S. includes 24 snack-sized European cheeses from the United Kingdom, Holland, and Denmark. Think flavors of Cheddar, Gouda, Edam, Havarti, and Red Leicester.

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Charlotte’s Beauty Universe Advent Calendar ($200;

Bestsellers from the renowned makeup artist’s collection fill this chic calendar, including a mini Full Fat Lashes Mascara, a full-size Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk (an iconic shade), and travel-sized Magic Cream Moisturizer.

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Ciaté London Mini Mani Month Nail Set ($59;

Inside this shiny calendar you’ll find 20 mini nail polishes, one full-size polish, one mini treatment, one top coat, and two sheets of nail tattoos. The #ManiMonday options are endless.

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Christmas Advent Calendar with Assorted Chocolates ($40;

Each drawer on this Christmas tree calendar hides a sweet surprise, like chocolate covered pretzel bites, chocolate covered Oreos, and sea salt caramels.

best advent calendars

24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar ($30;

The perfect way to calm down as you count down to Christmas? With a soothing cup of tea. This calendar features 24 finely-sourced tea blends with flavors like cranberry and elderflower.

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Ten Days of Tocca Gift Set ($50;

Perfect for fragrance fans, this charming 10-day countdown calendar comes with some of the brand’s seductively sweet perfumes, heavenly scented hand creams, and a subtle hair fragrance.

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Diptyque Advent Calendar ($425;

The ultimate gift for someone who likes to surround themselves with luxurious scents, this cult-fave calendar by famed Parisian perfumer Diptyque includes a selection of mini candles, travel-sized fragrances, and skin care products.

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The 25 Sauces of Christmas Countdown to Santa Clause by BYOBHotSauce ($75;

If traditional holiday sweets aren’t your style, indulge in a spicy sampler instead. There are 25 varieties of 2-ounce hot sauces in this set, ranging from mild to Trinidad Scorpion (the world’s second hottest pepper, apparently).

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Heritage Distilling Co. 2018 Spirits Advent Calendar ($59;

Get in the holiday spirit with an award-winning collection of whiskeys, vodkas, and gins. Ranging from Old Fashioned Ready Rye to Blood Orange Flavored Vodka, this calendar is complete with 24 50ml bottles of booze.